Waterfront Park depends on people like you to animate and sustain it as a vibrant cultural hub.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle is the nonprofit partner to the City of Seattle responsible for helping to fund, build, steward, and program Waterfront Park today and in perpetuity. While the City will fund basic maintenance, Friends and the City will jointly manage the programming and operations of Waterfront Park. Support for Friends goes directly toward making the community’s vision for Waterfront Park possible, ensuring it is alive with culture, beauty, and fun, and a place where people feel welcome and safe for years to come.

Today, parks and open spaces are more important than ever to the health and well-being of our community. Donations, grants, and sponsorships raised by Friends will amplify the significant public funding to help realize the full potential of our City’s greatest asset.

Beats & Eats 2022. Photo by Adam Lu.

Photo from Spotlight Series 2023: SuperSones, by Jo Cosme


Every dollar of philanthropy through Friends of Waterfront Seattle leverages $6 in public funding for a $1 billion community-driven vision for Seattle’s waterfront. All gifts received will be directed to our comprehensive Campaign for Waterfront Park.

Skate Like a Girl happens on select Tuesdays this summer at Pier 62. Photo by Adam Lu.

Skate Like a Girl happens on select Tuesdays this summer at Pier 62. Photo by Adam Lu.


The Campaign for Waterfront Park seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build an inclusive, stunning, dynamic landmark space on our re-imagined waterfront for our whole community to enjoy.

If you are considering making a gift and would like to know more about how you can support the comprehensive Campaign for Waterfront Park, please donate or contact us.

Photo by Land Morphology, courtesy of the City of Seattle

DANDY performs at Spotlight on the Waterfront in 2023.

Philanthropic Partners

We are grateful for the numerous ways people across our region have come together in support of Waterfront Park and Friends of Waterfront Seattle, contributing their time, resources and ideas to co-create a transformative public space for all.

We’ve compiled a list of contributors the comprehensive Campaign for Waterfront Park, which you can view as a PDF.

Ways to Give

Give Now

Make a secure gift on our Donate Now page.


Please make checks, corporate matches, and transfers payable to:
Friends of Waterfront Seattle
1201 Alaskan Way, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98101

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer gift matching opportunities for employees. If you work for one of these companies, your support of Friends of Waterfront Seattle could be matched by your employer. Please check with your company’s human resources department to learn more, or contact us at [email protected].

Gifts of Stock, Wire Transfers, and Donor Advised Funds

Please contact us! Email [email protected] or call our philanthropy coordinator, Priyanka, at 206-806-7386.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle Tax ID Information

Friends of Waterfront Seattle is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Contributions to Friends are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Our Tax ID number is: 80-0867356.

If you would like to discuss a tribute or planned gift, please contact us at [email protected] or call our philanthropy coordinator, Priyanka, at 206-806-7386.